Asyraf warns of RM100 million penalty

A FINE of RM100mil may be slapped against any Umno or Barisan Nasional MP who acts against the party stance, reiterated Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

The Umno secretary-general said that all Umno and Barisan members, who are elected as an MP, have signed a RM100mil bond before the Commissioner of Oath.

“Any breach (to the agreement) will require them to pay a sum of RM100mil to the party,” he said in a post on Saturday (Jan 13).

These were among the amendments to the party’s constitution that were made during the party’s special general assembly which took place on Jan 13 last year, he said.

He also warned that Umno MPs may face expulsion and risk having their parliamentary seat declared vacant for joining political coalitions that are not affiliated with the party.

“Following the amendment, Article 20.11 of the party constitution, it states that the membership of an Umno member who is elected as an MP will be automatically stripped from the party if he or she joins a political coalition that is not affiliated with Umno.

“This is also applicable to any members who sign any agreement to form a political coalition with the opposing party which goes against the decision made by the party,” Asyraf Wajdi explained.